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Mechanic in Los Angeles Area

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Glendora, California
I have a '91 NSX that recently began having what I believe to be clutch problems.

- Any recomendations on a mechanic in the Los Angeles area?
- How much should a clutch cost me for a '91?

Thank you in advance.
 
Hi--

The SEARCH is a great tool on this forum, as is the FAQ. You'd be surprised how many topics have been discussed on this forum, and If a short search fails to yield an adequate answer, feel free to post it. If it's not in recent memory, you won't get flamed here too badly!! :biggrin:

As far as a mechanic, Autowave in Huntington Beach is a well-respected NSX servicer with lots of NSX experience:

http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47847&highlight=los+angeles+mechanic

If you're the adventurous sort, you can take the drive down the 5 south to Oceanside and visit Applied Motorsports, a NSX-only shop who are extremely competent in any area (www.appliedmotorsports.com)

As far as the clutch replacement, there is info in the FAQ under Troubleshooting/repair costs (albeit a little hard to find...), but a search will general search will turn up better results. To make it easy for you, clutch replacement typically ranges from $2,000-$2,500 depending on the location.
 
Hi, I've recently gone through the same issue. My new RPS clutch goes in on Wednesday at Greenlight Honda here in San Diego. I'm not sure if you want a stock or aftermarket clutch, but I chose to go with aftermarket for my 1999 NSX-T. I got a lot of feedback on the issue and found out there things:

1. The best price I could find on 97+ OEM dual mass clutch assembly with flywheel was around $2050. I think it was about $1200 for the OEM assembly for your car.

2. South Coast Acura (Costa Mesa) would repair the clutch without changing the flywheel for $1900 parts and labor. Plus $2500 more if it needed the new flywheel. After speaking with a few NSX mechanics they recommended replacing the entire assembly.

3. From Chris at Science of Speed - The RPS clutch is similar to the Comptech Stage I & II clutches but instead of a single disk is uses a billet style 4 piece disk that prevents warping. Check it out on the SOS website. I chose to get this clutch from him it was $1824 for the parts with shipping to San Diego.

4. Autowave in Huntington Beach (distributor for RPS clutches) quoted $2475 for parts and labor.

5. NSX prime members are the best, as they will always take there time to provide you as much info as they can to make sure you make an informed decision.

I also spoke with Anytime (John) who has the RPS clutch in his CTSC NSX. He had good things to say about the clutch (thankfully since I had already purchased it when I called him) and said it had less petal pressure than the Comptech options, but make no mistake it will have more petal pressure than an OEM clutch.

The OEM parts are a cheaper for your car than mine by about $1K so you may chose to go with the OEM option. But I'm really excited about my new RPS clutch. I'll send you an update once it's in.

You can check out these posts I started during my quest!
http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55549
http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55551

Good luck with your search!
 
Was the quote you received from Autowave for $2475 with a RPS clutch? I have a appointment with them in 2 weeks to get my clutch done, and was quoted $2250 for an OEM clutch, parts & labor. I may have to give them a call. I definitely wouldn't mind throwing in another $225 for a RPS.


surferX said:
Hi, I've recently gone through the same issue. My new RPS clutch goes in on Wednesday at Greenlight Honda here in San Diego. I'm not sure if you want a stock or aftermarket clutch, but I chose to go with aftermarket for my 1999 NSX-T. I got a lot of feedback on the issue and found out there things:

1. The best price I could find on 97+ OEM dual mass clutch assembly with flywheel was around $2050. I think it was about $1200 for the OEM assembly for your car.

2. South Coast Acura (Costa Mesa) would repair the clutch without changing the flywheel for $1900 parts and labor. Plus $2500 more if it needed the new flywheel. After speaking with a few NSX mechanics they recommended replacing the entire assembly.

3. From Chris at Science of Speed - The RPS clutch is similar to the Comptech Stage I & II clutches but instead of a single disk is uses a billet style 4 piece disk that prevents warping. Check it out on the SOS website. I chose to get this clutch from him it was $1824 for the parts with shipping to San Diego.

4. Autowave in Huntington Beach (distributor for RPS clutches) quoted $2475 for parts and labor.

5. NSX prime members are the best, as they will always take there time to provide you as much info as they can to make sure you make an informed decision.

I also spoke with Anytime (John) who has the RPS clutch in his CTSC NSX. He had good things to say about the clutch (thankfully since I had already purchased it when I called him) and said it had less petal pressure than the Comptech options, but make no mistake it will have more petal pressure than an OEM clutch.

The OEM parts are a cheaper for your car than mine by about $1K so you may chose to go with the OEM option. But I'm really excited about my new RPS clutch. I'll send you an update once it's in.

You can check out these posts I started during my quest!
http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55549
http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55551

Good luck with your search!
 
sgvnsxrated said:
Was the quote you received from Autowave for $2475 with a RPS clutch?

Yes. The quote was with the RPS clutch and installation. Give them a call!!!
 
Ask Jon Martin from South Bay Acura he recommends clutch by centerforce. I am getting one myself. 310-539-3636 South Bay Acura ask for Jon Martin
 
ediddynsx said:
Ask Jon Martin from South Bay Acura he recommends clutch by centerforce. I am getting one myself. 310-539-3636 South Bay Acura ask for Jon Martin

All my maintainance is done by Jon who always does an exceptional job plus its a honda warranty. Good luck with whom ever you go with.
 
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